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Field Notes | Theatres, malls & make-shift museums

July in Johannesburg is still stubbornly committed to winter and so, weaning myself off the performance high that was the National Arts Festival in June, I spend most of the month seeking refuge in the city’s galleries, theatres, make-shift museums, and malls-turned-art-fairs. *** The city

A view of Joburg city

Field Notes | On abstraction, fireflies & follies

“It really is fine art,” enthuses the gentleman talking my friend and I through a series of artworks exhibited in Samsung Art Frame TVs. I’m not sure why he’s telling us this. We didn’t suggest that the digital portraits and landscapes squirming around in their

Goodman Gallery Carlos Garaicoa

Field Notes: Art as a salve, buildings as witnesses

“What’s happening here tonight?” asked the Uber driver as I climbed into his car, escaping the howling wind and chatter outside the Cape Town Convention Centre.It was shortly after 21:00 and the 10th annual Investec Cape Town Art Fair (ICTAF) had just wrapped up its

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